Over the Hump: Weekend Events in Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park

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By Prince William Living

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We’re over the hump in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William. That means we’re looking forward to weekend events!

Prince William Events  

Ladies, don’t miss Donuts and Detection on Friday morning! The best protection is early detection. With 3D imaging now available on the Mammovan, there is no reason to skip another annual screening! Sentara Healthcare’s Mammovan (mobile mammography unit) with 3D imaging will be on-site at Duck Donuts, giving ladies an easy way to get their annual screening mammograms. In addition, we will be giving away pink goodies and serving up fresh donuts. To schedule your screening mammogram, or for more information on your insurance coverage, call 703-523-1997. Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30-10:30 a. m. | Duck Donuts, 15101 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge

Discover the colorful history behind Occoquan on a Hauntingly Historic Occoquan Ghost Tour. Depart from Rockledge Manor at 8:00 p. m. sharp for a two-hour tour. Be ready for an epic journey! Friday, Oct. 19, 8:00 p. m. | Rockledge Manor, 440 Mill Street, Occoquan

Rained out in September, Haymarket Day will be held on Saturday. Enjoy a home town street festival including a parade featuring local schools, performers, and law enforcement, led by the year’s Town Marshal, as well as dozens of vendors, entertainers, and culinary options. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:00 a. m. | Downtown Haymarket

Run and Beer Happy is a 5k/10k race ending with a finish festival full of local craft beer and food. Ample parking for all runners and spectators. All runners will receive an official race t-shirt and medal. Strollers and dogs are welcome! Register here. Benefits Northern Virginia Family Service. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:00 a. m. | Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas

The Town of Dumfries Annual Fall Festival is on Saturday. There will be arts & crafts, food, and other vendors.  Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m. | Garrison Park, 17749 Main Street, Dumfries

Bull Run Mountains Conservancy (BRMC)’s annual Halloween Safari is the region’s most unique Halloween event. You’ll take a nighttime hike through the Bull Run Mountains and meet native “wildlife.” You can preregister online at brmconservancy.org for time slots between 7:00 and 8:00 p. m. Walk-ins are welcome anytime between 7:00 p. m. and 8:30 p. m. on an as-available basis. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:00 p. m. | Bull Run Mountain Convervancy, 17405 Beverley Mill Drive, Broad Run

Manassas Park Events

Friday night is Floating Gourd Night! It’s pumpkin picking with a twist…a pumpkin patch in the pool. So suit up, jump in, and pick your pumpkin! Children will be able to take their pumpkin home and decorate it! Friday, Oct. 19, 7:00-8:30 p. m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park

It’s Fall Family Fun Night! Bring the whole family out for a night of fun, games, roasting s’mores, hayrides, and more! Saturday, Oct. 20, 6:00-8:00 p. m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park

Manassas Events

Manassas Ballet Theatre (MBT) opens its 2018-19 season with the ultimate vampire story – DRACULA. Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall stage becomes Transylvania after dark where just one taste of blood guarantees eternal youth. The Kim Reynolds Band accompanies MBT as they weave this dark tale of the ages. Tickets: hyltoncenter.org. Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p. m.; Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p. m.; Sunday, Oct. 21, 3:00 p. m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The walk length is one and three miles around scenic Historic Downtown Manassas. Our walk is a family, stroller and pet friendly community event. Highlights include free parking, refreshments, face painting for the kids, mascots entertaining the crowd and group photos.  Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:30-11:30 a. m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas

Farmers Markets

Don’t forget the Farmers Markets in Historic Downtown Manassas and at Potomac Mills Mall! These run every Saturday through October – just a few more weeks!

Manassas – Prince William Lot, across from Baldwin Elementary (1978 Eagle Way). 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p. m.

Potomac Mills Mall – In the parking lot near Matchbox – 9:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m.

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Want to know what else is going on this weekend? Visit our Events Calendar. Have events of your own to submit? Visit princewilliamliving.com/events/community/add.

 

These events are current as of the time we receive the information. While we make every attempt to be accurate, please check with the event sponsor or hosting organization prior to attending any event. Prince William Living is not responsible for event schedule changes or group policies.  

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